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    A Companion to African Philosophy.Kwasi Wiredu, W. E. Abraham, Abiola Irele & Ifeanyi Menkiti (eds.) - 2004 - Blackwell.
    This volume of newly commissioned essays provides comprehensive coverage of African philosophy, ranging across disciplines and throughout the ages. Offers a distinctive historical treatment of African philosophy. Covers all the main branches of philosophy as addressed in the African tradition. Includes accounts of pre-colonial African philosophy and contemporary political thought.
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    Africa and Global Justice.Ifeanyi A. Menkiti - 2017 - Philosophical Papers 46 (1):13-32.
    In this paper I explore some ways in which Africa can contribute to the discourse on global justice. I first note the wide range in the circumstances in which judgements of justice continue to be made—from the domestic to the local and national, and from the national to the international. I conclude the paper with a look at the international human rights situation, suggesting areas where African wisdom and criteriology can be brought to bear on discussions of global justice. In (...)
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    Philosophy and the State in Africa: Some Rawlsian Considerations.Ifeanyi A. Menkiti - 2002 - Philosophia Africana 5 (2):35-51.
  4. The Function of “It” in Ifeanyi Menkiti’s Normative Account of Personhood: A Response to Bernard Matolino.Molefe Motsamai & Maraganedzha Mutshidzi - 2017 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 6 (1):90-109.
    This article is a response to Bernard Matolino’s criticisms against Ifeanyi Menkiti’s elucidations on the normative notion of personhood in African philosophy. This article argues that Menkiti’s article is best understood to be ultimately focused on articulating the normative notion of personhood; so understood, Menkiti’s analysis eschews many of the objections made against it by Matolino. We show that the confusion lies in a general failure in African philosophy to distinguish three distinct senses of the notion (...)
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    Developing African Political Philosophy: Moral-Theoretic Strategies.Thaddeus Metz - 2012 - Philosophia Africana 14 (1):61-83.
    If contemporary African political philosophy is going to develop substantially in fresh directions, it probably will not be enough, say, to rehash the old personhood debate between Kwame Gyekye and Ifeanyi Menkiti, or to nit-pick at Gyekye’s system, as much of the literature in the field has done. Instead, major advances are likely to emerge on the basis of new, principled interpretations of sub-Saharan moral thought. In recent work, I have fleshed out two types of moral theories that (...)
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    Personhood and Rights in an African Tradition.Molefe Motsamai - forthcoming - Politikon.
    It is generally accepted that the normative idea of personhood is central to African moral thought, but what has not been done in the literature is to explicate its relationship to the Western idea of rights. In this article, I investigate this relationship between rights and an African normative conception of personhood. My aim, ultimately, is to give us a cursory sense why duties engendered by rights and those by the idea of personhood will tend to clash. To facilitate a (...)
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    Radicals Versus Moderates: A Critique of Gyekye's Moderate Communitarianism.B. Matolino - 2009 - South African Journal of Philosophy 28 (2):160-170.
    The communitarian conception of person is a widely accepted view in African thought. Kwame Gyekye thinks there is a distinction between what he calls radical communitarianism and his own version of moderate communitarianism. He is of the view that radical communitarianism is faced with insurmountable problems and ought to be jettisoned in favour of his moderate communitarianism. Gyekye’s strategy is twofold; he firstly seeks to show the shortcomings of radical communitarianism – particularly by attacking Ifeanyi Menkiti’s position. Secondly, (...)
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    Personhood in a Communitarian Context.Barry Hallen - 2015 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 7 (2):1-10.
    Theories regarding the nature and achievement of personhood in a communitarian context appear to differ in significant respects in the writings of several contemporary African philosophers. Ifeanyi Menkiti seems to regard ethnic differences as sufficient to warrant a national accommodation of multiculturalism with respect to moralities and attendant beliefs. Kwasi Wiredu argues that there is a substantive universal moral principle that undercuts such apparent and relatively superficial diversity. Communitarianism also seems to provide a better framework for explaining how (...)
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    African Philosophy: New and Traditional Perspectives.M. Brown Lee (ed.) - 2004 - Oxford University Press.
    In the last two decades the idea of African Philosophy has undergone significant change and scrutiny. Some critics have maintained that the idea of a system of philosophical thought tied to African traditions is incoherent. In African Philosophy Lee Brown has collected new essays by top scholars in the field that in various ways respond to these criticisms and defend the notion of African Philosophy. The essays address both epistemological and metaphysical issues that are specific to the traditional conceptual languages (...)
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    Can a Communitarian Concept of African Personhood Be Both Relational and Gender-Neutral?Oritsegbubemi Oyowe & Olga Yurkivska - 2014 - South African Journal of Philosophy 33 (1):85-99.
    This paper explores the relationship between the African communitarian conception of personhood and gender. Defenders of this conception of personhood generally hold that an individual is defined in reference to the community, or that personhood is something that is acquired in community. Such characterisations often ignore the role, if any, that gender plays in that conception of personhood. Our aim in this paper is to critically explore the relationship between the two. In doing this we advance a number of claims. (...)
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    Criminal Responsibility and the Mentally Ill.I. A. Menkiti - 1980 - Journal of Value Inquiry 14 (3-4):181-194.
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    The Arc of Personhood: Menkiti and Kant on Becoming and Being a Person.Katrin Flikschuh - 2016 - Journal of the American Philosophical Association 2 (3):437-455.
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    On Traditional African Consensual Rationality.Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ani - 2014 - Journal of Political Philosophy 22 (3):342-365.
    Wiredu’s call for democracy by consensus is illustrated by his description of traditional African consensual rationality. This description contains the attribution of immanence to African consensual rationality. This paper objects to this doctrine of immanence. More importantly, the doctrine of immanence has led to the attribution of pure rationality to traditional African consensual practices. With reference to Aristotle’s three components of persuasion, I object to deliberation as purely rational and impervious to extraneous factors. I further argue that it is because (...)
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    On Agreed Actions Without Agreed Notions.Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ani - 2014 - South African Journal of Philosophy 33 (3):311-320.
    In his plea for consensual democracy in Africa, Kwasi Wiredu recommends unanimity about what is to be done, not what ought to be done, or unanimity on action rather than unanimity of values, beliefs and opinion. I caution the use of this procedural instrument by showing that some issues are so value-laden that a group decision cannot be value-neutral. It may sometimes be more productive to entertain value differences to keep them from going underground and becoming dangerous. However, the ability (...)
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    Africa and the Prospects of Deliberative Democracy.Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ani - 2013 - South African Journal of Philosophy 32 (3):207-219.
    Preoccupation with multiparty aggregative democracy in Africa has produced superficial forms of political/electoral choice-making by subjects that deepen pre-existing ethnic and primordial cleavages. This is because the principles of the multiparty system presuppose that decision-making through voting should be the result of a mere aggregation of pre-existing, fixed preferences. To this kind of decision-making, I propose deliberative democracy as a supplementary approach. My reason is that deliberation, beyond mere voting, should be central to decisionmaking and that, for a decision to (...)
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    On the Non-Worshipping Character of the Akan of Africa.Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ani - forthcoming - Sophia:1-14.
    According to Wiredu, the Akan profess secular esteem rather than religious worship to supra-natural beings, who they perceive in an empirical sense. He backs this up by re-reading what he sees as the Akan general ontology in a way that denies them of the concepts of the supernatural, the transcendental, the mental, the spiritual, and an ontologically distinct mind. At the end of denying the three criteria of worship as well as all of these other concepts which might otherwise be (...)
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    Is the Fate of Africa a Question of Geography, Biogeography and History?Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ani - 2012 - Open Journal of Philosophy 2 (4):203-212.
    This paper dwells on the debate on the question of what is/are responsible for African underdevelopment and, by extension, what will influence African development. The debate currently dwells on how much of development is human and how much is environmental, extraneous and beyond human control. Joseph Agbakoba thinks that development involves both nature and human agency, acknowledges the effect of nature, equally sees philosophy as a critique of worldview and ideology, and African philosophy as saddled with the critique of the (...)
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    Combatting Corruption with Public Deliberation.Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ani - 2015 - South African Journal of Philosophy 34 (1):13-28.
    Building on Seumas Miller’s concept of corruption leads me to conclude that the question of disposition is central to the concept of corruption, which prompts me to consider punishment theories with regard to deterring dispositions to corruption. However, problems with punishment as a stand-alone approach lead me to consider institutional reform recommendations. Although institutional reforms have the weakness of merely engaging corrupt disposition in a hide-and-seek game, I seek to reconcile institutional approaches and moral individualism by suggesting that the former (...)
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    A United States of Africa: Insights From Antifragility.Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ani - 2014 - Philosophia Africana 16 (2):95-117.
    I revisit in this article the question of the possibility of political integration of the Afri- can continent, something rst proposed by Kwame Nkrumah and then re-proposed by Muamar Gaddaf . My focus here is not to examine the extent of African leaders’ willing- ness to bring about integration, nor will I concentrate on the political intrigues surround- ing it (though these will be brie y acknowledged). Further, I will not contest Nkrumah’s economic argument (which is commonsensically correct and in (...)
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    Judgement in African Thought.Sylvanus Ifeanyi Nnoruka - 2003 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 10 (2):51-61.
    Critical thinking plays a role in African judgement. Here, factors that influence judgement are: culture, communalism, wisdom of elders, revelation from the gods, and observation. Factors that obstruct judgement include: colonialism, modernization, and new religions. However, thanks to Kant's critical philosophy, only objectively valid knowledge is actually knowledge in African traditional thought.
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    Questioning Cloning with Genealogy.Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ani - 2013 - Open Journal of Philosophy 3 (3):376-379.
    I evaluate a hypothetical society of human clones. Cloning implies the production of exact copies of an organism from a replication of one of the organism’s cells without any recourse to the genealogical protocol of male and female reproduction. I thus pose the question: Can we regard a cloned copy of Mr. James as a son of Mr. James or Mr. James once again? I consider certain implications of human cloning to the concepts of individual uniqueness, and thus of genealogical (...)
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    Coblending of Seismic Attributes for Interpretation of Channel Geometries in Rence Field of Niger Delta, Nigeria.Augustine Ifeanyi Chinwuko, Ajana Godwin Onwuemesi, Emmanuel Kenechukwu Anakwuba, Clement Udenna Onyekwelu, Harold Chinedu Okeke & Izuchukwu Ignatius Obiadi - 2015 - Interpretation 3 (4):T183-T195.
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  23. Integrated Workflow Approach to Static Modeling of Igloo R3 Reservoir, Onshore Niger Delta, Nigeria.Emmanuel Kenechukwu Anakwuba, Clement Udenna Onyekwelu & Augustine Ifeanyi Chinwuko - 2015 - Interpretation 3 (3):SZ1-SZ14.
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  24. Socio-Philosophical Perspective of African Traditional Religion.Emma Ekpunobi & Ifeanyi Ezeaku (eds.) - 1990 - New Age Publishers.
  25. Personal Identity: A Philosophical Survey.Sylvanus Ifeanyi Nnoruka - 1995 - Modern Business Press.
     
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  26. The Paradigmatic Status of Western Philosophy in Okere's Philosophical Hermeneutics.Sylvanus Ifeanyi Nnoruka - 2005 - In Theophilus Okere, J. Obi Oguejiofor & Godfrey Igwebuike Onah (eds.), African Philosophy and the Hermeneutics of Culture: Essays in Honour of Theophilus Okere. Distributed in North America by Transaction Publishers.